Arts Funding Cuts In The Real World

What does the 62 percent cut in Massachusetts’ state arts funding mean in real terms? “Almost no arts organization – from giants such as the Boston Symphony Orchestra to the smallest local arts groups – has avoided the knife. While no group has lost all its state funding, each has been given less money. These include programs that provide after-school art classes and low-price tickets for students. Some of the toughest cuts are being felt at the council itself. Eight of its 12 core programs have been cut and it has laid off 11 of its 41 full-time employees.”